Detroit Red Wings at New Jersey Devils - 4/29/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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New Jersey Devils (27-44-9) vs Detroit Red Wings (31-40-10)
Game Info: Friday, April 29, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
Betting Odds: New Jersey Devils -145 / Detroit Red Wings +117 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New Jersey Devils host the Detroit Red Wings in Friday NHL Action.
The Detroit Red Wings come into this road contest with an overall record of 31-40-10. Through 81 games, the Red Wings are 6th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 225 times, good for a rank of 24th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Detroit is the 30th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.79 goals per game. So far, the Red Wings have a strength of schedule rating of 1st in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 29th-ranked team in the NHL.
The New Jersey Devils get set to host the Detroit Red Wings with an overall record of 27-44-9. This mark places them 7th in the Metropolitan division. Through 80 games, the Devils have scored 242 goals, giving them an average of 2.99. This output gives them a rank of 19th among NHL teams. On defense, New Jersey is the 29th-ranked unit, giving up 3.64 goals per contest. So far, the Devils have played the 7th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account New Jersey's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 25th in the NHL.
Through 71 games, the Detroit Red Wings goal and overall scoring leader is Dylan Larkin with 69 points. He has reached his mark of 31 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.6%. So far, 19.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tyler Bertuzzi, who has 31 assists to go along with his 29 goals. However, when on the ice, the Red Wings are --11.0 in scoring differential. Detroit's top goalie is Alex Nedeljkovic, who is giving up an average of 3.31 goals per game. In his 59 games played, he has turned in 28 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Coming into this game, the New Jersey Devils leader in points is Jesper Bratt. In New Jersey's 80 games, he has come up with 25 goals and 46 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 13.0%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Jack Hughes. Of his 26 goals, 23.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +2.0. New Jersey's top goalie is Nico Daws, who is giving up an average of 3.11 goals per game.In his 25 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 0.304 percent of the time.
In Detroit's 81 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 44-34-3. So far, taking the over when the Red Wings are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 20-18-2. On the season, 60.0% of Detroit's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 41.0% of the scoring coming from the Red Wings. In New Jersey's 80 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 46-32-2. So far, taking the over when the Devils are playing at home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 20-19-1. On the season, 61.0% of New Jersey's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 46.0% of the scoring coming from the Devils. Look for this matchup to easily surpass 6 goals, as each team should have no trouble finding the net against two struggling goalie units.
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